Pudina is a hardy perennial and is very fragrant. It is commonly known as Peppermint. It is useful in treating respiratory, digestive and intestinal disorders.
Benefits of Pudina: Bloating, ulcers, nausea, cough, cold, anorexia, indigestion, externally for skin inflammation, itching, menstrual disorders, dyspepsia, colic, biliary disorders, intestinal diseases.
Action: Carminative, diaphoretic, analgesic, antipruritic, nervine, aromatic.
Scientific name: Mentha piperita.
Useful part: Leaf.
Dosage: 1–30g per day.
Rasa (taste): Sweet, pungent
Vırya(energy): Cooling and heating
Vipaka(post-digestive effect): Pungent
Guna (quality): Light, dry, penetrating
Dosa effect: PKV−, V+ in excess
Dhatu (tissue): Plasma, blood,nerve
Srotas (channel) Digestive, circulatory,respiratory,nervous
Classical and common names
Ayurvedic: Vilaayati Pudinaa.